Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

  1. Victoria’s Video Game Industry packed full of excitement

    January 20, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    There’s this illusion that working for a video game company involves countless hours of playing games on a couch, paired with bottomless popcorn and slacking off.

    Well, the amount of work that goes into making video games exciting for all ages is tremendous! Just take local company, TinyMob Games, who have been building M.E.R.C. for a year and a half and just released it.

    M.E.R.C. is a game that allows users to step into the world of non-stop, real-time tactical engagements with a 4-person squad. You can upgrade and recruit units, learn and enhance special abilities, while acquiring better weapons and gear. You can also take your toughest and bravest recruits into action in co-op multiplayer to kick some serious “Manta butt” and save the world.

    There’s been lots of excitement in Victoria’s video game community lately, including Wizard Games releasing Cowbots and Aliens and VicVideoGames.com going live.

    VicVideoGames.com gives information on a Student Video Game Work Experience Program and allows students to register, and even select which weeks they can do a work term.

    The Student Video Game Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a video game company.

    To see some of our incredible video game companies up close, make sure you attend Discover Tectoria on February 24th!

    Listen below as Dan Gunn talks about “the gateway drug to the tech sector” on the Zone at 91-3FM.


  2. BattleSnake 2016

    February 10, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

    BattleSnake is a programming competition held in Victoria, BC and organized by local startup company, Sendwithus. The next one is scheduled for February 20th at UVic’s ECS Building (1st Floor).

    Teams of students and developers build web-based AIs for the classic arcade game “Snake”. Multiple teams will compete on the same board at the same time, and the winner will be the last team slithering!

    There will be over $2,500 in prizes given away throughout the day, across two tournament brackets. The Classic Bracket will feature familiar gameplay mechanics and have a grand prize of $300. The new Advanced Bracket will offer new gameplay mechanics and a $1,000 grand prize.

    Click here to learn more and listen to Dan Gunn talk about it on the Zone@91.3fm below!